Health systems globally and the nursing workforce have experienced significant strain over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The impact on nurses in particular has been wide-ranging beyond dealing with cases, which has placed them at greater risk of health and social consequences and impacted their wellbeing and desire to stay in the profession.

The RBRC conducted three surveys across Australia, Canada and internationally, in partnership with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, and Nursing Now.

We identified organisational and system-level factors to target for interventions to improve safety, reduce job strain and improve wellbeing. These are needed to reduce currently high levels of burnout and poor mental health in the nursing workforce.